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Return to Seoul

Spring Grants 2022 - Post-Production Stage

Davy Chou / Feature Narrative / France, Germany, Belgium, Qatar / 119 min / Original Language: English, French, Korean / Interests: Drama


On an impulse to reconnect with her origins, Freddie, 25, returns to South Korea for the first time, where she was born, before being adopted and raised in France. The headstrong young woman starts looking for her biological parents in a country she knows so little about, taking her life in new and unexpected directions.


Davy Chou
Davy Chou
Charlotte Vincent and Katia Khazak
Production Company
Aurora Films

About the Director

Davy Chou is a French director and producer born in 1983, based between Paris and Phnom Penh. He co-founded the French production company Vycky Films and the Cambodian production company Anti-Archive. Grandson of Cambodian producer Van Chann, Davy Chou directed in 2011 'Golden Slumbers' (Berlin 2012), a documentary about the birth of Cambodian cinema in the 1960s and its brutal destruction by the Khmer Rouge in 1975. He has also directed several short films, including 'Cambodia 2099' (Directors' Fortnight - Cannes 2014). His first feature, 'Diamond Island' was awarded the SACD Prize at Critics’ Week – Cannes 2016. His second feature, 'Return to Seoul' was selected at Un Certain Regard – Cannes 2022. In parallel, Davy Chou continues his activity as a producer: he has recently produced Cambodian filmmakers, including Kavich Neang ('White Building' – Venice 2021) and was also line producer on 'Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle' by Arthur Harari (Un Certain Regard – Cannes 2021).


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    Elisabeth Motte

    Aurora Films

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